Casting Name For Stranger Issues (AKA Montauk) Seemingly Helps Claims That Duffer Brothers Kidnapped The Present!
Did Barb simply blow Netflix‘s cowl?
Whereas the jury’s nonetheless out on whether or not the Duffer Brothers ripped off Stranger Issues from a brief movie Montauk, a casting name obtained by TMZ appears to show the sci-fi hit not less than stole the movie’s title through the growth stage.
The casting name for the function of “Barbara” reveals the Netflix sequence was being developed below the identify Montauk — the identical title as Charlie Kessler‘s 2012 found-footage brief about prime secret authorities experiments in Lengthy Island.
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In line with the swimsuit, Kessler claims he met and pitched his movie and associated function movie script titled The Montauk Mission to Matt and Ross Duffer at a Tribeca Movie Competition premiere social gathering in April 2014.
The timing of the casting name is sufficient to increase eyebrows. Although the Duffers did not strike a cope with Kessler for his challenge about secret authorities initiatives, the paranormal, and a cop haunted by his previous, they had been clearly casting in August 2015 for a sequence known as Montauk — a present additionally about all these issues.
The casting name states:
18 to play 16 years previous, Barbara is Nancy’s gossipy, much less put-together, much less widespread greatest buddy who can generally be a third wheel meddling with Steve and Nancy. RECURRING
You’ve a self tape request for the Netflix sequence ‘Montauk’ starring Winona Ryder and by the creators of ‘Wayward Pines’.
To start with, LOL @ Barb’s character description. Second, clearly the Duffers and Netflix weren’t shy about jacking Kessler’s title. This does not show the ST creators copied Kessler’s full script, after all, nevertheless it certain does not look good for them both.
The query is: may the Duffers actually have ripped off Kessler greater than they already “pulled from” Stephen King and Steven Spielberg?
We’ll discover out!
[Picture through Netflix.]
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